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New York Times, Thursday, May 17, 1962

Author: Samuel Davis
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1962, The New York TimesNo. 4,689
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1. Tithe. : PREBEND
8. Optimistic. : ROSEATE
15. Merrymaker. : REVELER
16. Good news. : EVANGEL
17. Spryness. : AGILITY
18. Stretchable. : TENSILE
19. Refuse, old style. : NILL
20. Line of communication. : PHONE
22. Highland cap. : TAM
23. Joint. : KNEE
24. Takes to the sky. : SOARS
25. One kind of duck. : LAME
26. Utter. : SAY
27. Spell of work. : STINT
28. Squelched. : SATON
29. Hurdling. : LEAPING
31. Regret. : REPENT
32. Nutritionist's science. : DIETETICS
34. Colors. : STAINS
37. Lines on TV screens. : RASTERS
40. Small branches. : TWIGS
41. Domestics of 1066. : ESNES
42. Agency of 1941. : OPA
44. Assumed part. : ROLE
45. Noisy shoes. : CLOGS
46. Twosomes. : DUOS
47. Dined. : ATE
48. Pickle. : BRINE
49. On the peak. : ATOP
50. Permanently. : FORGOOD
52. Soothing tonic. : NERVINE
55. Utter clearly. : ENOUNCE
56. Pugilist's aide. : TRAINER
57. Tenants. : RENTEES
58. Telegraphers. : SENDERS
1. April Fool's Day doings. : PRANKS
2. Queenly. : REGINAL
3. Deadly gaze. : EVILEYE
4. Beautiful lady. : BELLE
5. Yalie. : ELI
6. Clear profit. : NET
7. Etching needle. : DRYPOINT
8. Clever comeback. : RETORT
9. Hot places. : OVENS
10. Levelheaded. : SANE
11. Type spaces. : ENS
12. Shake up. : AGITATE
13. Figure for a pillar. : TELAMON
14. Basic part. : ELEMENT
21. Toadies and fawners. : HANGERSON
24. Piggeries. : STIES
25. Shortcoming. : LAPSE
27. Whirls. : SPINS
28. Groups. : SECTS
30. Italian river. : ADIGE
31. Originates. : RISES
33. Sudden digressions. : TANGENTS
34. Close-range gunner. : STRAFER
35. Having contrasting colors. : TWOTONE
36. Wing control flap. : AILERON
38. Commonplace. : ROUTINE
39. Man known for witty reversals as "I'll sew you to a sheet." : SPOONER
41. Drops a syllable. : ELIDES
43. Turkish coins. : ASPERS
45. Italian philosopher. : CROCE
46. Eisenhower's Camp. : DAVID
48. Kind of china. : BONE
51. Tennis string. : GUT
53. Cockney "present!" : ERE
54. Scurried. : RAN

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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